Deana Luciano, LCMHCA, LCAS, MCAP, NCC

Deana Luciano, LCMHCA, LCAS, MCAP, NCC

Clinical Therapist

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Deana Luciano, LCMHCA, LCAS, MCAP, NCC, is a clinical therapist at the Advaita Collective in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a compassionate and dedicated professional, holding licenses as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (A18574) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (28840) in the State of North Carolina. With a master’s degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, Deana’s passion for assisting others led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision at the same institution.

As a licensed therapist, Deana is deeply committed to creating a safe and supportive environment, encouraging individuals to openly explore their thoughts and emotions. Grounded in an eclectic blend of evidence-based techniques, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Motivational Interviewing, Deana provides expert guidance and fosters trust to help clients cultivate healthy beliefs about themselves and others.

Deana’s counseling philosophy centers on collaboration, viewing therapy as a partnership between herself and her clients. She tailors interventions to suit each individual’s unique needs, ensuring a personally enriching and effective therapeutic journey. Working closely with clients, Deana helps them develop essential coping skills, empowering them to navigate life’s challenges with confidence and resilience.

Specializing in working with adults and teenagers struggling with substance use disorder, Deana offers a guiding hand toward recovery and healing. She is also experienced in treating various mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, and relationship difficulties. Whether facing personal struggles, seeking well-being improvement, or striving for healthier relationships, Deana is dedicated to supporting clients every step of the way.

Beyond her counseling practice, Deana enjoys quality time with her family, maintains an active lifestyle at the gym, and passionately advances her Ph.D. journey while writing her dissertation. To unwind, you might find her immersed in a thrilling crime drama on television.

Education

Walden University (Minneapolis, MN) – Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision (Expected Graduation 2025)

Walden University (Minneapolis, MN) – M.S. in Mental Health Counseling

Goldey Beacom College (Wilmington, DE) – B.A. in Business Administration

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